Baker-Butler Fact Sheet

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General School Information

  • Grades Served: PK-5
  • Address: 2740 Proffit Road, Charlottesville, VA 22911
  • Phone: 434-974-7777
  • Principal: Brad Handrich
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Building a Community of Designers, Thinkers & Leaders

Baker-Butler Elementary School (BBES) strives to reach and to challenge every student, every day. Our mission is to build a strong community of students, teachers, parents, and community partners and to prepare our students to be lifelong learners. Our goal is for our students to be designers, thinkers and leaders who can be flexible and creative problem solvers. We support students across all traditional academic subjects, as well as in the arts, music, and physical fitness.

School Quality Profile

For every school and school division in the Commonwealth, the Virginia Department of Education’s School Quality Profiles provide detailed information about accreditation, assessments, enrollment, college and career readiness, finance, learning climate, teacher quality, and other topics of interest to parents and the general public.

School Improvement Plan

Each year, every school in Albemarle County develops and implements a School Improvement Plan. This plan is a living document that lays out staff development and instructional approaches to best support our students and community. Questions about the School Improvement Plan may be directed to the school principal.

Facility Information

  • Built in 2002
  • 85,619 square feet
  • 55.0 acre site

Feeder Pattern & Attendance Area

Public schools in Albemarle County are divided into three “feeder patterns” according to geographical area: Northern, Southern and Western. A feeder pattern consists of the elementary, middle and high schools through which students progress.

Baker-Butler Elementary School is part of the Northern Feeder Pattern. Students continue to Lakeside Middle School and will graduate from Albemarle High School.

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Brad Handrich, Principal

Brad Handrich

Ashley Redmond, Assistant Principal

Ashley Redmond
Assistant Principal

Tonya Cook Carter, Assistant Principal

Tonya Cook Carter
Assistant Principal

Principal History

Brad Handrich

Seth Kennard

Stephen Saunders

David Cushman

Keith Hammon